Sydney Thunder faced a big defeat against Melbourne Stars in their previous game and will be eager to return to winning ways when they take on Brisbane Heat in the 24th game of the BBL. The side has six points from six games and with four other teams on as many points, Sydney will be eager to get away from the ruckus with a triumph at home. The side has fielded the same XI in their previous two matches, and though they did lose their previous match, they are expected to play the same team again.
The Brisbane Heat on the other hand had gotten off to a disastrous start with three successive defeats in their first three games of the season. They finally got off the mark with a convincing five-wicket win over Perth Scorchers in their previous game. With one win and three losses from four games, they are seventh in the rankings with two points. They had a stellar last game as they restricted the Scorchers to only 135 runs in their quota of overs, and are unlikely to change their line-up.
Wicket-keeper: Jos Buttler (10.5 credits)
The keeper has been the most impressive batsman in the line-up and is the highest run-scorer in the eighth edition of the BBL thus far with 268 runs that have come at an average of 44.66. He has smashed his runs at a strike-rate of 137.43 and with three fifties, including a high score of 89, to his